Mitt Romney supports Meg Whitman in the California gubernatorial race against Jerry Brown. Unfortunately for him it comes at a really bad time when he is trying to convince voters that he is a “job creator” – something he has never really been.
From Stephen D. Foster, Jr. at AddictingInfo.org:
In an interview with the National Review published on Thursday, Mitt Romney said he wished Whitman were the Governor of California instead of Jerry Brown, whom Romney insisted was doing things wrong. Romney praised Whitman as an economic guru, telling the Review, “I wish Californians had elected Meg Whitman. She would have been more successful and explained to Californians the need to cut back on spending and eliminate unnecessary programs.”
Romney’s praise for Whitman couldn’t have come at more inopportune time, as The New York Times reported on the same day that Whitman intends to eliminate 30,000 American jobs mostly through layoffs and forcing workers into early retirement. Even though Hewlett-Packard made a staggering $7.1 billion profit in 2011, Whitman is cutting these jobs in America while leaving Hewlett-Packard jobs intact in China and elsewhere.
If spending is eliminated on average workers who helped H.P. make a whopping profit this past year, then it is hard to imagine that the issue on economic cuts is a primarily false one.
Romney is praising Whitman as an economic miracle worker at the same time she is destroying jobs at her company… but not cutting the export of these American jobs to China.Why is he not criticizing Whitman rather than supporting her?
- Mitt Romney praises Meg Whitman as she prepares to lay off 30,000 workers (dailykos.com)
- Whitman’s lesson for Romney – Unemployment – Salon.com (mbcalyn.com)
- Hewlett-Packard to Layoff 30,000 Workers (doctoramarthacastro.wordpress.com)
- Meg Whitman’s Big Hewlett Packard Move: Firing 30,000 Workers (inquisitr.com)
- HP to axe 30k jobs (boingboing.net)
- Meg Whitman To Host Romney Fundraiser In Redwood City (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
And take a look at Linda McMahon in Connecticut. It doesn’t look like money is going to buy that one either.
- William Bradley: With History Waiting At the Finish Line, Jerry Brown Heads Into the Final Curve of the Race (huffingtonpost.com)
- Whitman Has More Money, Less Juice (online.wsj.com)
From HuffPo‘s daily summary:
- LA Times Endorses Boxer, Brown (huffingtonpost.com)
- Poll: Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer Hold Narrow Leads (huffingtonpost.com)